i have a little book that i've kept for a few years now. it's filled with quotes that i collect, usually on tumblr or from pieces that i read.
having a break in between semesters has allowed me the time to collect quotes. it's been
a good few months since i've opened the little book.
this past week, here are some that i have collected:
You want everything so much and when you get it it's over and you don't give a damn.
I own myself, I own my leaving.
I needed my mistakes in order to get my here.
I write best when I am either,
Falling in love,
Or falling apart.
We should meet in another life, we should meet in air,
Me and You.
Let's face it. We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something.
I've read about that in books, but I never dreamed I should feel it myself.
and my favorite of all -- something i am consciously and currently
trying to teach myself at this phase in my life:
It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.
i love each of the excerpts. i found them all at random, yet they tell a story that is entirely accurate to my life at the moment. so, once again, i am reminded that words are a lot like magic.
but that last quote unnerved me when i read it.
so i have looked upon it several times over this past week.
it is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.
"it is no bad thing."
tolkien could have said that it is a good thing to celebrate a simple life,
but the word "good" leaves room for an opposing side -- with good comes the possibility of bad.
but to state that it is no bad thing doesn't just bring reassurance that a simple life is a good life.
to say that a simple life is no bad thing is to completely exclude any possibility of the bad, and to make room solely for the good.
it is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life --
and with ten words tolkien completely
stripped me in all of my fears of the future and what i think it should look like.
and the goodness of ten words combed together to articulate a whisper of reassurance and truth
has anchored me in this quiet changing season of life.